Learn more about Zangarna Student Program in South Africa


How long that program will be carried out?

It is a 4 week programme scheduled around normal working hours of Monday to Friday from 07h00 till 16h30. Different activities during the year may vary the work day hours depending on the season. Weekend activities will be scheduled during the 4 week stay including a bush sleep out, visit to the local Big 5 Game reserve and other interesting local attractions.

When will the next sessions take place?

Program starting and end dates:

  • 1 January to 1 February 2018
  • 1 February to 1 March 2018
  • 1 March to 1 April 2018
  • 1 April to 1 May 2018
Meet and great

When arriving on the farm you will be received by Gerhardt and Dewet Erasmus who will run through the planned program for your stay. Some of the planned activities are season bound and will change from month to month. This keeps the projects fun and exciting.

Where are we going to sleep and chill?

Comfortable accommodation is provided in a refurbished farm house with:
– 4 bedrooms
– 2 bathrooms
– kitchen
– TV lounge & veranda

The sleeping arrangements are 2 people sharing per room.

Lodge Activities

You will learn all the aspects of running a touristic game lodge. You will take care of maintenance aspect and care of the lodge and welcoming and caring of guests.

Recreational Activities / Free Time

On Zangarna, it is not all work, but lots of fun as well. We offer sleep outs on a wooden deck, nature walks, birding, fishing and game drives. There are ample opportunity for the volunteers to do photography and stargazing. For the more adventures, we can organise horse riding and Big 5 game drives.

How much should we spend for this wonderful stay?

Programme cost: R28 000pp (about 1800€)
Duration: 4 weeks (Starts on the first Monday of the month).

This includes:

  • Transfers to the farm from Johannesburg – O.R. Tambo International Airport and return.
  • Accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 2 x Work T-shirt
  • Laundry facilities

 External (off site) activities

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